Baked Garlic Chicken

I love having Lipton Recipe Secrets Soup Packets on hand. If I am in a pinch or haven’t had time to meal plan for the week, I can whip up a dinner in a matter of minutes. The packets are versatile; you can make so many recipes with them: Oven Entrees, Top of the Stove Entrees and […]

Pasta e Fagiole – A Quick and Easy Soup

I love making soups! They are simple, flavorful and packed with nutrients. And the added bonus? I must get several soup requests from my 2 year old boy weekly! He LOVES soup! Any. Kind. Of. Soup. Last weekend, we took a little getaway to celebrate my dad’s bd. We were out to lunch on the last day, and of […]

Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast

I love slow cooker meals because they are simple! I use my slow cooker at least once a week and I always use my slow cooker(s) for large family gatherings. I have time to visit with my company while the meal is cooking and I don’t have to worry about transferring anything to serving platters. I always have everything set up buffet style.  Our guests can load up their […]

Vegetarian Chili

There is something so comforting about chili; especially during the winter months when we are cold and longing for sunshine. It has always been one of my go-to dishes. It’s simple, quick and flavorful –and- you can make enough chili to feed 4, 8 or 12, and the amount of work is almost the same; so […]

Tilapia and Vegetable Packets

I LOVE to cook. It became a passion of mine after I discovered the Food Network. When I cook for myself, everything I cook is vegetarian. I have been a vegetarian for 15 years. No meat. No poultry. No fish. I always had a few non-vegetarian meals that I could whip up for friends and family, but I […]

Apricot Glazed Pork Chops

I made this recipe for the very first time when my entire family (my parents and two brothers) came to visit me in my first apartment during my junior year of college. I found the recipe in a small cookbook that my mother had mailed to me. To be honest, it was the only cookbook that I owned at the time […]

Cornbread Breakfast/Brunch Pie

My love for cooking began when “The Food Network” entered my life, shortly after I graduated from college and bought my first home. There was the cutest market right up the road from me and I would stop regularly after work to pick up fresh produce. I would spend hours in my kitchen, cooking up my favorite […]